• Budapest Scientific - A Guidebook

    Budapest Scientific - A Guidebook

    Hargittai I/Hargittai M
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    Serves as efficient guide for finding the memorabilia of science in BudapestInformative and entertaining description dotted with scientific gossip and anecdotesCan be enjoyed even without the reader's actual presence in the cityContains well over seven hundred photographsThis guidebook introduces the reader to the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in Budapest - statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and other artefacts. According to the Hungarian-American Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi, this metropolis atthe crossroads of Europe has a special atmosphere of respect for science. It has been the venue of numerous scientific achievements and the cradle, literally, of many individuals who in Hungary, and even more beyond its borders, became world-renownedcontributors to science and culture.Six of the eight chapters of the book cover the Hungarian Nobel laureates, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the university, the medical school, agricultural sciences, and technology and engineering. One chapter is about selected secondary schools fromwhich seven Nobel laureates (Szent-Györgyi, de Hevesy, Wigner, Gabor, Harsanyi, Olah, and Kertész) and the five Martians of Science (von Kármán, Szilard, Wigner, von Neumann, and Teller) had graduated. The concluding chapter is devoted to scientistmartyrs of the Holocaust.A special feature in surveying Hungarian science is the contributions of scientists that left their homeland before their careers blossomed and made their seminal discoveries elsewhere, especially in Great Britain and the United States. The book coversthe memorabilia referring to both émigré scientists and those that remained in Hungary.The discussion is informative and entertaining. The coverage is based on the visible memorabilia, which are not necessarily proportional with achievements. Therefore, there is a caveat that one could not compile a history of science relying solely on thepresence of the memorabilia.
    ISBN: 9780198719076
    nyelv(ek): angol
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    7 900 Ft